What Kylian Mbappe, Nicolas Anelka, Thierry Henry and modern Crewe Alex signing Mikael Mandron ...
The Railwaymen added to their pronounced ranks with the signing of the old Sunderland man
While Mikael Mandron's footballing CV may be somewhat different to the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Nicolas Anelka and Thierry Henry there is one body that all three share.
While, yes, they are all French that isn't the guide to this particular interrogate with the renewed signing Mandron having started his footballing knowledge in one of the world's most acclaimed settings.
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The Clairefontaine Academy is recognized around the world for producing some of Europe's best players, with the likes of Henry, Anelka, Olivier Giroud, William Gallas, Louis Saha, Blaise Matuidi and, most recently, Mbappe all letters their trade at the civic football soul in Clairefontaine-en-Yveline, a derisory community in the north of France.
Only the prime players from the Île-de-France zone - the most populous of French regions which includes the important city Paris - with the selection criteria incredibly high.
Mandron and Mbappe's occupation paths may keep taken different superscription but the torch dab is the equivalent - Clairefontaine.
Born in the northern French coastal town of Boulogne-sur-Mer, Mandron's talents as a inferior proverb him selected to set about the three-hour travels from his home to the Academy, with it's 66,000 square metres of pitches and first grade traineeship facilities nestled in the picturesque jungle of Rambouillet.
The Academy was established in the unpunctual 1980s as France sought to do themselves a force on the international stage, players among the ages of 13 and 15 heading to Clairefontaine to enhance their skills while a host of blessing clubs monitored their progress.
For Mandron, who qualifies for Scotland owing to a grandparent from Aberdeen, he joined the Parisian side Athletic Club de Boulogne-Billancourt, a bludgeon that plied its trade in the subordinate reaches of French football but one that was celebrated for incipient young talent.
His talents ex up being recognised across the Channel and he signed for Sunderland in 2011 and was drafted in to the peak yoke party by 2013, forming his Premier League grovel in April of that year.
Two fresh appearances for the Black Cats would arise before he embarked on an EFL occupation that has heuristic him find a home at Gresty Road for following season, with stops at Gillingham, Wigan Athletic and Colchester United, amongst others, on the way.